Happy Friday everybody! With the weather getting cold and awards season coming up, lots of great movies are hitting the theater and all vying for our attention and our wallets. While this may not be a problem for some of us movie addicts, it can take a toll after awhile. So this week, I’d like to know:
Should all movie tickets cost the same amount regardless of how much the film took to make?
Skyfall was made for an estimated $200 million while Safety Not Guaranteed was made for an estimated $750,000. While, of course, the two movies are vastly different and nearly incomparable, if you went to see both of them in the theater, it would likely cost exactly the same amount of money for a ticket.
I don’t think ticket prices should be based on budget, necessarily, but a more limited interest film like Safety Not Guaranteed should be cheaper because it has less money to recoup and a cheaper ticket cost may allow a wider audience to enjoy it.
Obviously, my view is simplified, I’m not taking many factors into consideration but…
What do you think?